Hey there, Monday. Thanks for being almost 70-degrees today. Unfortunately, we’re scheduled for RAIN for the next five days, so I took advantage of running outdoors today. There’s no school this week for most kids (spring break) so I don’t have to pick Lili up. I left the office at 11 for my run and headed over to the high school for a good track workout.
Ready for some REPEATS
Track wasn’t empty like last week (even though kids are on Spring Break). There were a few dedicated students practicing on their own. 🙂
The weekend was great. After work on Thursday, Lili and I picked up her brother and then we (my brother and his girlfriend, Mimi met us there) took the kids to the park. We ended up taking my niece, Scarlett, also.
First Park Fun
Even though I’ve taken Sebastian to the park in the past, this was his first real time at the park — running, falling, playing. I feel like a helicopter mom with him. He is so fearless, he has NO clue how hurt he could really get himself into.
After the park, (we stayed maybe an hour), I asked my niece if she wanted to sleep over and she wanted to, so we headed home. P met us at the park so followed. I ended up preparing dinner and took out the big WOK.
Stir Fry Steak & Onions
After dinner, the kids had their baths and they were all asleep by 8:30 PM. Go me! Of course, they were all up at 6:30 AM. Lili came into our bedroom and said, “Mommy, I just wanted to say I love you!” Then walked out — but then I heard the girls giggling up a storm and so got up and started the day.
Mimi was coming over in the morning to do some Easter Egg activities. Scarlett wouldn’t be spending Easter with us as she would be with her father that weekend, so we didn’t want to leave her out. I started preparing breakfast.
I baked banana bread and an almond pound cake.
Then I made some pancakes. We were ready to eat by 8:45. I know, it took a bit to prepare everything.
The kids ate so much.
While they ate, I started preparing croquetas. My MIL had leftover turkey meat from the previous Sunday and I needed to still prep the ingredients. It’s so laborious but I was determined to get them done. They had to chill in the fridge for at least 3-4 hours before I could start the second process — and to actually cook some up.
Anyway, after that was all done and dishes were washed, we started some Easter fun. First we dyed the eggs.
Egg Dying Time
Sebastian went down for a nap around this time so it worked out perfectly. When the eggs were done, they had a snack so I could set up for Easter project #2. After clean up, they pinned the tail on the bunny.
Pin the Tail
Scarlett enjoyed this one so much she asked if she could take it home. I let her since we did this the last two weekends. At this point, Mimi had to leave us, but it was fun to have her there. We then ate lunch and then did more Easter crafts. Some egg decorating ornaments. OH, and I made a batch of croquetas that I had prepared from earlier.
They came out super cute.
Scarlett and her Egg
I was EGG-HAUSTED by the time they were done and it was 4:30 by this point. So I put a movie in and told them it was time to wind things down before Scarlett had to leave.
Around 5:30 we called my in-laws to wish them a Happy Anniversary and then Scarlett was on her way out around 6pm. We had dinner, kids had a bath and in BED. They were tired.
Saturday, we woke up and I ran 6.2-Miles on the tread. We had late lunch plans with my brother and Mimi.
Post Run Smiles
I caught up with Grey’s Anatomy. Then the kids ate breakfast and napped — well not Lili. She had a hard time. My brother and Mimi got to the house by 1:30 and we headed out to Casa Vasca for lunch. It was a birthday celebration/graduation lunch for both Mimi and EJ.
Big Boy Eating
When we got home, the kids relaxed and I was tired, but P said he would go to the grocery store to pick me up a few things that I had to prepare for Easter festivities. I ended up baking some brownies while he left (around 7pm).
Pedro wasn’t home by 8 so I had to give the kids a bath and put them to bed. I didn’t start prepping the mac and cheese until 11PM.
Mac & Cheese
P couldn’t find gruyere so I told him to get the manchego cheese. There are so many cheeses in this mac and cheese — fontina, gorgonzola, gruyere, parmesan and white cheddar. BUT, I figure, what’s the harm in substituting a cheese… It still came out delicious.
AND then at midnight I said to P in a panic, “O.M.G. we didn’t even get OUR own kids Easter baskets!” So yeah, P ran out at 12:30 AM and spent $90 on Easter baskets.
Easter Bunny Came
I didn’t sleep till 2:30 AM and the kids woke up at 7. I asked Lili if she thought the Easter Bunny came and she said, “I think so. Let me go check!” A few seconds later I hear, “HE CAME! HE CAME!! HE REALLY CAME!!!” it was cute.
All Sebastian kept saying was “WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW!” It was adorable. I let them play for a bit and then we had to get ready for Easter festivities.
Breakfast with my in-laws.
After two hours, we headed home and the kids napped. 2:15 I baked the mac and cheese and then we headed over to my dad’s for late lunch/early dinner.
Easter Car Selfie
Fam Jam #2
We did an egg hunt and then hung out for a bit before calling it a night. We came home and we were all tired! I was so tired, after bath, I fell asleep before the kids (at 8:15 PM). At least Lili has no school this week.
Pictures overload, I know!
How was your weekend?
Celebrate Easter? Did you go overboard with chocolate? I need to hide all the chocolate we have in the house. UGH!